The Peter F. Drucker Award of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Non-Profit Management


Application is by self-nomination. Any nonprofit organization registered with the U.S. Inland Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization may nominate one of its programs or projects -- launched no earlier than January 1, 1993 -- that meets the Criteria for Award Selection. Nominations must be submitted by the organization responsible for the program or project; third-party nominations are not accepted. Only one entry may be submitted by an organization. The Award is not presented to an individual, nor for the general work of an organization, nor for funding a project proposal.

Criteria for Award Selection

The nominated program or project must:

  • further the mission of the organization;
  • have specific and measurable outcomes;
  • exemplify innovation by demonstrating a "new dimension" of performance;
  • have made a difference in the lives of the people it serves; and
  • serve as a model that can be replicated or adapted by other organizations.

If the project or program originated with an organization with which the sponsoring organization is affiliated, or is a variation of a preexisting model -- it must be distinctive and novel in design, execution, delivery, and result.


Updated May 27, 2002 Revised Nov 2009

Last updated: June 3 2015